Dr. Mary Carrington National Cancer Institute, Frederick, USA

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Dr. Carrington graduated from The University of Kansas with a B.S. in Education, later obtaining her M.S. and Ph.D. in Immunobiology from Iowa State University. She performed her postdoctoral studies in the departments of Immunology and Microbiology at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, after which she joined... read morethe Immunology Department at Duke University as a faculty member. She moved to the National Cancer Institute at Frederick (NCI-Frederick), now the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), in 1989. She is currently the Director of the Basic Science Program at the FNLCR, where she is responsible for the guidance and oversight of a large, diverse group of scientists performing investigator-initiated hypothesis-driven basic research in cancer and AIDS. She is also a senior Principal Scientist and heads the HLA Immunogenetics Laboratory within the Laboratory of Integrative Cancer Immunotherapy (LICI) of the National Cancer Institute. Her primary research interests focus on the role of host genetics in cancer, autoimmunity and infectious disease pathogenesis.